Friday, July 20, 2012


I have not painted roses since my Hallmark days. So my start on this was slightly hesitant but hopeful.
I loved the combination of the hard grapevine reeds and the ultra softness of the flowers. The coloring on yellow roses is tricky because the shadows are everywhere from golden yellows to olive greens.

I worked out the shadows with a lot of glazing and scrubbing out for highlights.  And the pragmatic painted that I am, I will admit to a touch of white for the highlights on the grapvine.  

from the Flower Feast Series
Watercolor,  12" x 18"
©Carmella Tuliszewski

I'm pretty happy with the way this series is coming together.  I hope they will make beautiful prints and notecards that people might like to buy.  As much as I absolutely love painting flowers, I will take a break for the next work because I have a really interesting still life set up ready to go. 
A really good and productive summer so far!


  1. I love this piece and your new series is stunning! We must try to get together this summer or in September! (Once a year shouldn't be too hard to do.)

  2. Thank you, Sandy. And yes, I'd love to!


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